Drink driver banned

IPSWICH magistrates are keeping drink driver Wayne Death off the road today after he was caught driving while nearly three times the legal alcohol limit.

IPSWICH magistrates are keeping drink driver Wayne Death off the road today after he was caught driving while nearly three times the legal alcohol limit.

The court heard Death, had not slept off the alcohol he had drunk on November 12 so when police stopped him at 3am the following day he was over the limit.

Police followed the 24-year-old who sped through a 30 mile an hour limit and stopped him in Magpie Close, Ipswich and breathalysed him.

The lowest reading on the breathalyser was 101 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.

Death of Violet Close pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

Neil Saunders, mitigating at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court said: “He made a mistake after a little bit of sleep, he thought he was fit to drive. It was an error of judgment although I appreciate the reading was very high”.

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Mr Saunders said his client worked in a Colchester Insurance call centre but had arranged lifts to work while he was banned from driving.

Magistrates disqualified Death from driving for two years but said he could be driving again by May 2008 if he takes a special driving course.

Death was told to do 140 hours unpaid work for the community and he was placed on a supervision order for 12 months. He was also told to pay £55 towards court costs.